CWG 2022: Amit Panghal wins another boxing gold for India

Indian boxer Amit Panghal captured another boxing gold for the country by defeating Kieran Macdonald of England in the final of 48-51kg (flyweight) at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday. Panghal dominated the match and won it 5-0. He won this on the basis of points.

Panghal got off to a great start in the first round. Although his English rivals were always in contention, the Indians were the better boxers as the judges decided in favor of Panghal and he got 10 points from all while Macdonald got nine points from all.

In the second round, Panghal kept his upper hand moving at the same pace. Macdonald tried to fight back, but could not match the Indian’s skills and hence lost in the second round as well.

Panghal’s dominance continued in the final round as well as he continued to score points easily. Once again all the judges ruled in his favor. This helped him seal the match and add another medal to his country’s tally.

Panghal defeated Patrick Chinayamba of Zambia 5-0 in the semi-finals to reach the final.

He entered the semi-finals of the men’s flyweight 51kg at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday, confirming a medal for India.

The Indian defeated Scottish boxer Lennon Mulligan 5-0 in his quarterfinal match at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Solihull.

Earlier today, Indian boxer Neetu Ghangas also won the gold medal by defeating Demi-Jade Rezton of England in the final of the women’s 48kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday.

He won on the basis of points 5–0 over his English opponent. Ghangas was a notch above Reztan throughout the match. The English boxer was fighting well, but was defeated in all three rounds as all five judges voted in favor of Ghana.

Tonight at 07:00: Nikhat Zareen vs Carly McNaul (Northern Ireland) in the women’s 48-50 kg gold medal match.

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The Commonwealth Games 2022 will begin in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August.

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